Moss Side resident, Selina Haye, debuted her appearance in a new national film “We Work”, which premiered at the Chartered Institue of Housing national conference on 29 June.
The film and study called “We Work” shows how housing associations help residents into employment. “We Work” draws together 15 powerful stories of how lives have been transformed by housing associations like One Manchester; who are a division of the community focused housing organization, PlaceShapers.
PlaceShapers manage more than 805,000 homes, provide services to more than two million people and have helped more than 60,000 people find work since 2010.
The organisation highlights how partnerships between PlaceShapers, local agencies and businesses provide people with the support they need to get into or return to work, or to start their own companies.
Selina Haye, 29, said: “The opportunities and support One Manchester have given me are phenomenal. It’s been a life-changing journey, which has given me a much more positive outlook”.
Dave Power, group chief executive at One Manchester said: “Selina’s story is truly inspirational.
“All these stories show how we build lives as well as homes. We care about our communities and play a unique role in helping them thrive. These results are possible only because we are embedded in our community, understand local issues and provide services which respond to local need”.
Selina is one of 3,218 people that One Manchester has helped on their journeys into work since 2010. No doubt will she be the last to achieve success with the help of the organisation as well.